FEEDING PROGRAM

The Archdiocese of Manila will re-launch its "Fast 2 Feed" fund campaign in support of its Hapag-Asa (Table of Hope) feeding program tomorrow, Feb. 13, coinciding with the observance of Ash Wednesday. The campaign encourages the faithful to fast and to donate whatever amount they have saved to feed thousands of hungry and malnourished children. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has called on the faithful to support Hapag-Asa to help more children and "feed them a chance for a better future." This year, the archdiocese is targeting to feed around 3,000 children which will require P3.6 million in funds to support the program in six months. (Christina I. Hermoso)

SANDIGAN ORDER

The Sandiganbayan ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to release former whistleblower Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada Jr. and his brother Jose Orlando shortly after posting bail yesterday morning. Lozada and his brother posted a combined bail amount of P90,000, with P60,000 for two graft cases of Jun Lozada and P30,000 for his brother's grat case. His bail was shouldered by members of AMRSP. Earlier yesterday morning, a teary-eyed Lozada accompanied by members of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP) surrendered to the PNP-CIDG due to a warrant of arrest issued against him and his brother by the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division in connection with graft charges filed against them by the Office of the Ombudsman. (Rolly T. Carandang)

LIFEBOAT DRILL

A Filipino was among the five crew members of a cruise ship who were killed during a lifeboat drill in Spain on Sunday. Reports quoted Spanish officials as saying that the British-operated Thomson Majesty cruise ship was docked at La Palma during the drill and 2,000 passengers were on board at the time. Eight crew members were sitting in the lifeboat which was being lowered when it fell 65 to 100 feet into the ocean. The boat overturned when it hit the surface of the sea. The identities of those dead and injured were not released, but the dead were reported to be three Indonesians, a Filipino and a Ghanaian. (Roy C. Mabasa)

HOLD LIST

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has placed on its hold departure list former Lanao Del Norte Rep. Abdullah Dimaporo and five other individuals who are facing graft charges. Dimaporo and his co-accused were banned from leaving the country pursuant to a hold departure order (HDO) issued against them by the Sandiganbayan which is hearing their graft case. Aside from Dimaporo, the travel ban was imposed on Lanao Del Sur Provincial Agriculturist Isabelo Luna and private individuals Felizardo Dragon, Evangeline Ontiveros, Rosalinda Bisenio, and Elmer Sayre. (Jun Ramirez)

B.I. ACTION

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has detained three foreigners allegedly engaged in illegal mining operations in Cagayan de Oro City. BI Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said yesterday the aliens were arrested last January 30 when he dispatched a team of immigration agents to pick up the miners who were about to be released after posting bail in court. David said all three identified as Meng Changseng, Wu Peng and Yu Pengze, could not present their passports but had Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) cards issued to tourists. "They are undergoing deportation proceedings for violating our immigration laws," the BI chief said, adding that the aliens were charged for being improperly documented and for violating the conditions of their stay as tourists by working here without permits. (Jun Ramirez)

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